The Christmas Journey

Donna VanLiere

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For one solid month Christmas is everywhere.  You can’t miss it.  The celebration stretches from one end of the globe to the other.  Other holidays receive a one-day recognition but Christmas is one-twelfth of the calendar year. There are stores, books, movies, songs and careers that are dedicated to Christmas.  All because of one unassuming birth. 

Because of this birth history is divided into BC (before Christ) and AD (anno Domini, in the year of the Lord).  Every event in history is dated around this birth.  The 80-mile journey of a common carpenter and a simple peasant girl is one of the most powerful stories in history.  As books go out of print and stories fade from memory the journey of Joseph and Mary and her delivery inside a common barn continues to bless and inspire hope in people around the world. 

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They have to go. They have no choice. Emperor Caesar Augustus has issued a decree that a census will be taken of the entire Roman world to aid in military drafting and tax collection. Although the Jews do not have to serve in the Roman army, but since they are obligated to pay taxes to Rome, everyone will have to go and register at the place of their ancestral home. For Joseph’s family it would be over seventy miles and a four-to-seven-day walk from Nazareth to Bethlehem, the town of his ancestors.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Donna VanLiere's book The Christmas Journey. The eighty-mile journey of a common carpenter and a simple peasant girl is one of the most powerful stories in history. As books go out of print and stories fade from memory, the journey of Joseph and Mary and her delivery inside a common barn continues to bless and inspire hope in people around the world. Donna VanLiere's retelling shows that the story of the Nativity is alive in our modern world.

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"Donna VanLiere's The Christmas Journey is short yet poignant, and does indeed reinvoke the wonderment of the season."
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Donna VanLiere

Donna VanLiere is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. Her much-loved Christmas Hope series includes The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, both of which were adapted into movies for CBS Television; The Christmas Secret; and The Christmas Hope, which was adapted into a film by Lifetime. She is also the author of The Angels of Morgan Hill and Finding Grace. VanLiere is the recipient of a Retailer's Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award, an Audie Award for best inspirational fiction, and a nominee for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year. She is a gifted speaker who speaks regularly at conferences. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and their children.

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The Christmas Journey
Donna VanLiere

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
October 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429945530
ISBN10: 1429945532
96 pages
$8.81

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
November 2010
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427210302
ISBN10: 1427210306
Audio Run Time: 1:00
$9.99

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Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2010
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427210319
ISBN10: 1427210314
Audio Run Time: 26
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Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
October 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312613723
ISBN10: 0312613725
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 96 pages
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